How Often Should I Have My Workplace Cleaned?

Every day, your office, warehouse, medical practice or shop front is a hive of activity. It sees 10x, hell, even 100x, more movement and activity than the average residential home does. With that activity comes an increased load of waste, residue and germs.

You know that it needs to be cleaned regularly and that it’s not something household cleaning products and tools can do. But how often should you get it cleaned?

Well, that depends on four factors: your workplace sizebusiness typebudget and layout.

Workplace Size

The size of your workplace and the number of employees it contains is certainly one of the most important factors that will determine how often the space should be cleaned. A larger office, practice or warehouse with more than one story will need more cleaning, but one with under ten employees can be cleaned once a week or every two weeks. Regardless of how big or small your workforce and workplace is – the bathroom and kitchen should be cleaned daily.

Business Type

The type of business you’re in will determine how often your space requires cleaning. For example, a hospital would need to be sanitised daily or even hourly. A corporate or open plan office might not need to be cleaned as often, but the area where clients and managers meet should be kept in a neat and tidy state to make a good impression.

You can find out more about our cleaning services for healthcare and medical practices here.


The frequency of cleaning often also depends on the budget that you would like to allocate. A bi-daily cleaning service could offer a lot of value to you and your employees, keeping everyone healthier first and foremost, as well as happier. Having a clean workspace has been proven to increase happiness and productivity for your employees.

However, if you can’t afford a cleaner that often, then that is perfectly fine! As an example, we have clients where we are on-site each and every day, twice a week or even just once per fortnight. We budget to get as much of the most important work done in the time that we have onsite.


An open plan office with carpeting can be vacuumed once a week, but a showroom area with a lot of glass or mirrored surfaces often needs to be kept spotless with daily cleaning. An office with many windows would also require frequent cleaning, as a dirty windowpane is extremely easy to spot – and keeps the natural light from coming through. What a way to undo all of the benefits that glass windows and partitions bring to your workplace!

When it comes to your work space, keeping the space clean is not only hygienic – it also impacts your employee’s productivity and their comfort working in such an area. A clean office, medical practice or shop with sparkling windows, a substantial flow of air throughout the rooms every day and no unpleasant smells will be one any person would be glad to work in!

If you’re looking to assess your cleaning needs, or need a new provider that is flexible to your hours of operation and specific needs – then be sure to reach out to us today on 07 3160 7306 or by visiting our Request a Quote page.

I’ve Got Waterless Urinal Systems – How Do I Manage Them?

So you’ve gone waterless with your urinals. Congratulations! Water isn’t an infinite resource and any business reducing their consumption is making a smart decision (and one that’s bound to save money). A single waterless urinal could save up to 133 000 litres of water per year, depending on the size of your workforce and who’s using your facilities.

You also need to keep in mind that it’ll have an impact on your electricity bill, as you now won’t require energy to move water to and from your systems. Double win!

Now that water isn’t a part of the equation, you might be wondering how you can keep this area clean and hygienic – not to mention odour free.

Well, allow us to help. Here’s everything you need to know about waterless urinal maintenance.

Types Of Systems

Waterless urinal systems can operate using an oil lock system, a biological system or mechanically.

In oil lock systems, urine passes through a sealing liquid which is less dense than it is. The sealing fluid sits on top of the urine, trapping it and preventing odour from passing through. In a biological system, a block containing microorganisms absorbs and ‘digests’ the urine. Finally, in a mechanical system, a hollow ball valve of a lower density than the urine is used so that it blocks the urine after it passes through.

Each of the three systems have their own pros and cons, but what they all have in common is that a standard cleaning job won’t be enough to clean them. While you might be able to clean the outside of the urinal using disinfectant products, the internal elements are dry and can be difficult to reach.

Furthermore, waterless urinal systems using oil or biological systems are often not able to come into contact with water or traditional cleaning products. These systems need to cleaned using a very particular method and products.

So what do you do?

You trust the professionals.

A waterless urinal system only saves you money and helps the environment if its functioning as it should be at all times. It’s for this reason that we advise that you get a professional urinal cleaning and maintenance team to do the job for you. Our Solutions 4 Cleaning team members are all trained in managing any sealants, valves and cylinders the system could have, topping up necessary sealants when they run low and removing, cleaning and replacing the trap without damaging it, as well as flushing any lines that require it.

So all you really need to do to effectively manage your waterless urinal systems is contact us on 07 3160 7306 and set up a regular appointment for our urinal cleaning Brisbane service.

We’ll take care of the rest, leaving you to enjoy a hygienic and odourless waterless urinal system that works for your business time and time again.

Cleaning Tip # 3

Keeping to the theme of Medical Cleaning and infection control we can’t find a better product to help around the home then Dettol Glenn 20.  It is great for touch points, hard and soft surfaces and kills 99.9% of germs and viruses when used as directed.  The directions of use are clearly labeled along with surface contact times and although it has a healthy disclaimer it is still our recommendation as the best product for disinfecting surfaces around the home.

Cleaning Tip # 2

Domestic cleaning products seem to be very poorly labeled.  In fact in most cases we have been unable to find active ingredients, dilutions rates, what the product is supposed to be used to clean and more importantly instructions on how to properly use the products.

So our tip or in this case recommendation is the Power Force chemical brand from Aldi.  These products are well labeled with directions including how to use them and very importantly the amount of time the product needs to sit (dwell) for it to be most effective.

They also seem to work.